The Hawai‘i Jobs Now Partnership is facilitated by University of Hawaii, Center on Disability Studies in collaboration with Hawaii Council on Developmental Disabilities and the Division of Developmental Disabilities in the Department of Health, the Department of Education, and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation in the Department of Human Services. This Jobs Now Partnership (JNP), will develop a comprehensive set of evidence-based policies, procedures, and practices, which will be the foundation of systems change activities that will result in an increase in the quality and quantity of community-based integrated competitive employment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD).

Target Population

The project will target youth and young adults with ID/DD ages 16 to 30 years who are transitioning from secondary or post-secondary school, or other pre-vocational settings, to competitive employment in integrated settings.